George Martin "On Record" Documentary-Fall 2010 Jul 13, 2008 1:59:49 GMT -5
Post by yerblues1968 on Jul 13, 2008 1:59:49 GMT -5
Sir George Martin on PBS Press Tour of the On Record: The Soundtrack of Our Lives documentary.
BEATLES PRODUCER GEORGE MARTIN TO HOST PBS 'ON RECORD' DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Plain Dealer Television Critic
by Mark Dawidziak
Monday July 14, 2008, 7:02 AM
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- There have been rumors for a couple of years that George Martin, legendary producer of the Beatles, would be a mentor on Fox's "American Idol.'' The rumors were shot down by Martin, sometimes called "the fifth Beatle,'' at a PBS press conference for On Record: The Soundtrack of Our Lives.
Left to Right: Maxim Langstaff, Series Producer / Writer;
Philip Quartararo, Executive Producer; Sir George Martin, Creative Executive, Talent; and PBS Tour Transcriber.
"I know it's enormously popular,'' Martin said of America's most-watched program. "But it's not my cup of tea. I would never dream of being on there.''
Actor Kevin Spacey will
narrate On Record
Martin will be the host for On Record,' an eight-hour series slated to air in fall 2010. Two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey will narrate the history of recorded music. Asked to name a favorite Beatles song, Martin selected In My Life.
Sir George Martin with Beatle George Harrison.
"Well, we did like each other, for a start,'' Martin said of the Fab Four. "We worked as a team. Working with the Beatles obviously was a large part of my life, but not the entire part of my life. And they're not the dominant theme of this series. Music and records is the most dominant theme.''
George Martin interview about The Beatles. (6.39 minutes)
George Martin interview. (1.48 minutes)
George Martin interview on the making of "Strawberry Fields Forever." (6.12 minutes)
George Martin speaks at Radio City Music Hall, NY about Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. (5.54 minutes)